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Check out America's Best Home Workshop 2015 pages 54 to 61. We have a two car garage, we can get one car in, lots of tools and storage. It's a real working shop.
It all looks pretty nice and I'd love to do it, but my garage is less that a one car garage (unless I buy a Mini Cooper). It makes a pretty good shed but a terrible garage. My basement shop is bigger and it's small.
I made 10 scaled drawings of different shop layouts. That in itself was fun to do. But I think any mistake of shop layout was done on paper. That worked pretty well for me. You should always leave room for expansion, because our shops are always a "work in process". I love hearing all your ideas. Wood-on
FOUL & No one has actually attempted to impliment this design - Where is arguably the most used tool in the shop - the chop/miter saw??? Oversight - OK but this layout has gotten too much press in too many sites and never been called out on this
2 large table saws, 2 radial arms, 3 band saws 2 scroll saws 2 thicknessers, oscillating sander, knife belt sander, belt sander, drum sander, 2 dust collectors, router table, jointer and workbench into two car garage. Workflow: first joint, rip then crosscut to thickneser u shape flow other machines in the middle. Can still process plywood sheet and a 6 foot board without moving something out. But yes a yearn for a clean space to assemble, Wife uses scroll saws so ok to varnish in house!
the best way i have found for laying out a new shop when you do not get to control the size of space is to get graph paper and there was a place few years a go that i got little paper cut outs of tools in my case i used the table saw twice since my router table and saw are bout 6 foot long and roughly three feet wide by them selfs must admit my shop is still cramped right now some day I will have one big enough will some one let me know when santa is ready to give up the north pole shop for me
As soon as I can get my wife's gardening stuff out of the garage, I'll have plenty of room. We don't park our cars in the garage, so that's not a problem. Guess I need to build a storage shed or outdoor potting station. I'm in the southeast, so I don't need heat, but cooling is an issue. I'm looking for a portable A/C unit.
I need a real shop an 18X21 carport No walls (to hot here) New shop an excuse to get new tools 1st a welding table 2nd that bench (planning it 4 yrs)had a piece of stainless 32X96. Lots of peg board a drill press the vice and grinder mounted on pipe. oops it's full. 12 feet and another car port. room for table saw radial arm saw chop saw router table and a wood worker bench and anvil.
I have a two-car garage (tandem). I haven't seen a good workshop plan for a tandem garage, but would love to see one since I've just built my home and now need to install my shop equipment and tools. Got any ideas where to turn?
where is the TV. how will you make it thru football season
Pat columbus ohio
All the baby tools are so cute in the extra clean, never used workshop. I like the cabinets though!
have you thought overhead wood storage they sell cheap lifts to put wood on maybe you could design you own?
A few feet off to the side of my garage is a small storage shed where I am able to keep my lawn equipment, storage boxes and such. I do wish I had aseparate shop for welding and such. But that will come with time. Luckily my garage has a carport on it so I can keep the truck there<);o}
For JREST3: To save space install a tankless water heater on the wall and stackable washer and dryer. while you are building install radiant heat in the floor
Got 1/2 of a two car garage without the dust collector problem--I thought ahead and put it outside in a shed and use a remote switch to turn it on and have only 4" holes in ceiling space.
As a master electrician(retired) I built the power then vaccuum, then stationary tool locations--the rest of you guys must luv noise--why else you put the vaccuum inside?
To: JREST3 Have you thought about a tankless water heater. Just mount it on the wall above the washer and dryer
If only I didn't have all this bothersome wood that I have to be able to get to!
THIS IS A NICE GARAGE SHOP. I'M BUILDING A 2-CAR GARAGE WOOD SHOP
FOR RETIREMENT & FUN. MY SHOP WILL HAVE A SEPERATE WASHER AND DRYER AREA AND HOT WATER HEATER AREA BUT I STILL AM WORKING AROUND THESE PROBLEMS AND LOOKING FOR IDEAS TO SAVE SPACE.
Also note that this is a 2-1/2 car garage, not a 2-car garage. The extra width make a big difference
these plans are all well and good but in the real world, we also have to contend with other, space robbing elements of the smaller garage / shop. Lawn equipment, storage boxes, seasonal stuff like lawn chairs... and we also need lumber storage.. with all my tools against the wall, i have no place to put plywood and such plus no place to hang anymore pegboard.
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